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Stories from Thursday, September 28, 2006

Teens jailed for stealing tools, four-wheeler (09/28/06)
BENTON -- Three Sikeston teenagers are in jail for stealing tools and a four- wheeler from Beggs Family Farm near Blodgett on Monday. Casey D. Burton, 17; Andrew C. Gardner, 19; and Joseph R. Foster were charged with second degree burglary and felony stealing, according to Scott County Sheriff's Department. Bond is set at $20,000 each...
Wind damage (09/28/06)
Employees of Tinsley Amusement Rides sack up inflatable items Wednesday night after a storm blew over stands at the American Legion Cotton Carnival. Several tents and trailers were damaged during the storm. The Little Mr. and Miss Cotton Carnival was canceled due to the storms and will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. Residents who had damage from the storm can take limbs and debris to the Sikeston Compost Site from 7:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. today and Friday...
Crop damage assessments begin (09/28/06)
SIKESTON -- At the request of the governor, local Farm Service Agencies are assessing damage in counties faced with crop loss due to severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and related flooding over the weekend. More than a foot of rain pummeled Southeast Missouri over the weekend, destroying an estimated 25 to 50 percent of the cotton crop in some areas and leading to widespread ground saturation and flooding. In some areas corn and soybean crops were also affected...
Sikeston man faces life in prison on gun, drug charges (09/28/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man faces the possibility of life in prison after entering a plea to federal gun and drug charges. Nicholas Davis, 27, entered a plea of guilty before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel to two felony counts of possession of five grams or more of cocaine base, one felony count of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm and one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition...
"America on the Move" (09/28/06)
Sikeston Kindergarten students walk during the YMCA of Southeast Missouri's "America on the Move" Wednesday afternoon. Over 400 students, parents and facility participated in the nationwide event.
Kelly struggles to defeat scrappy Chaffee club (09/28/06)
BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team struggled but defeated a scrappy Chaffee Lady Red Devils team 6-2 at home on Wednesday afternoon. Kelly scored two runs in each of the final three innings to scrape by the Lady Red Devils. The Lady Hawks were shaky on defense to begin the game and committed an uncharacteristic four errors in the contest...
Charleston, Hayti to meet on gridiron for first time in 34 years (09/28/06)
HAYTI - The Charleston Bluejays football team will meet the Hayti Indians for the first time in 34 years when the two teams play on Friday night at 7 p.m. in Hayti. The game on Friday night will be the first time Charleston has traveled to Hayti since 1971. The short four game series between the two teams began back in 1969 with the Bluejays winning 14-7 at Hayti...
'Dogs in search of first win against option-oriented team (09/28/06)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs football team will be on the road once again this week as they travel to play the Farmington Knights tomorrow night at 7 p.m. The Knights come into the game ranked No. 1 in the Southeast Missouri media poll so Bulldog head coach Jerry Dement knows his team will have to show much improvement to have a chance against the Mineral Area school...
Kathleen Mehler (09/28/06)
MELBOURNE, Fla. - Kathleen "Jean" Frazier Mehler, 84, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 10:25 a.m. Sept. 25, 2006, at the Life Care Center in Melbourne. Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Success, Ark., to the late W.C. and Beatrice McCracken Frazier, she grew up in Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. ...
Cotton Lowes (09/28/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Loel E. "Cotton" Lowes, 79, died Sept. 26, 2006 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Charles and Helen Norvell Lowes, he had owned and operated Southeast Missouri Glass Co. in Sikeston since the early 1960s. He was an avid fisherman and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, Sikeston Eagles, Cape Girardeau Elks and Trinity Lutheran Men's Club at Egypt Mills...
Estelle Oliver (09/28/06)
MOREHOUSE - V. Estelle Oliver, 80, died at 9:25 p.m. Sept. 26, 2006, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 14, 1926, at Morehouse, to the late John and Jennie Frasier Nimmo, she was a housewife. The former owner and operator of Oliver's Market in Morehouse, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Samuel Hardin Jr. (09/28/06)
MALDEN -- Samuel Sanford Hardin Jr., 80, died Sept. 26, 2006, at the Golden Living Center. Born July 4, 1926, at Clinton, Ark., son of the late Samuel Sanford and Nellie Whitworth Hardin Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In 1963, at Kennett, he married Pauline Wren who survives of the home...
Phillip Rinehart (09/28/06)
CHAFFEE -- Philip Rinehart, 65, died Sept. 27, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
David Grayson (09/28/06)
SIKESTON - David Lynn Grayson, 44, died at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 8, 1961, in St. Louis, son of Leonard Grayson of Sikeston and the late Dortha Marie Peters Grayson, he had been employed as a chef for the Sikeston Country Club and Applebee's Restaurant...
William T. Banks (09/28/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- William Thomas Banks, 88, died Sept. 27, 2006, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center. Born April 27, 1918, son of the late Henry and Millie Reagan Banks, he grew up in Bollinger County. A retired machinist, he spent most of his life in Bloomfield...
Deborah Lovins (09/28/06)
MARSTON - Deborah Lovins, 51, died Sept. 27, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Mary Sisney (09/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Mary Sisney, 77, died Sept. 27, 2006, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Dec. 21, 1928, in Duck Hill, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Jess and Alice Northern Waters. Survivors include: three sons, Marvin Walls of the state of Connecticut, Joe Walls of Sikeston and Tommy Walls of Bryant, Ark.; five daughters, Ida Louise O'Neal of Bunker, Brenda Reynolds, Mary Spreckelmeyer and Janie Walls of Sikeston and Dee Smith of Essex; two brothers, James Waters of Charleston and Robert Waters of Campbell; three sisters, Ellen Aikens of Keiser, Ark., Ella Cashion of Campbell and Marie Ward of Osceola, Ark.; and 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.. ...
John Kelley (09/28/06)
SIKESTON - John Berkley Kelley, 59, died at 3:20 p.m. Sept. 27, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 3, 1946, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late Theodore E. and Gladys Flo Healy Kelley Sr., he worked in car sales at Jarvis Motor Co. and SEMO Motors. He also owned Kelley Motor Co. ...
Louretta Giltz (09/28/06)
CHARLESTON -- Louretta Burke Giltz, 92, died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 at her residence in Charleston. She was born Sept. 27, 1914, in Blodgett, to the late Emmett Taylor and Lena Burks Burke. She had lived in Charleston most of her life, playing high school basketball as a Blue Jay. ...
Lois Reeves (09/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Lois E. Evans Reeves, 87, died at 6:15 a.m. Sept. 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 28, 1918, in the Dogwood community of Mississippi County, daughter of the late James E. and Myrtle Bell Hurley Evans, she had lived in the Charleston area most of her life and moved to Sikeston a number of years ago. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and had attended the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Merl Keefer (09/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Merl Keefer, 80, died at 10:22 p.m. Sept. 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 9/28 (09/28/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Chris Francis entertained four tables of bridge Tuesday afternoon with a surprise birthday party in honor of Mr. Oscar Carroll. SIKESTON - Dr. Robert Ewing Lively Jr. will assume the pastorate of Trinity Baptist Church Oct. 30. He is associate minister of the Crescent Hill Baptist Church of Louisville, Ky...
Illegal immigration has a sinister side (09/28/06)
Having just returned from a swing through the Southwestern states, I am more acutely aware of the illegal immigration issue than I was before my trip. In all honesty, right or wrong, parts of this country are much more Hispanic than any other population. The numbers are startling to say the least...
Speakout 9/28 (09/28/06)
This is to the person who thought that it was the teacher's fault that the children were unruly. I beg your pardon. It's the parents that are supposed to teach the children manners and now society will not even let you paddle the children. When I was in school, you knew you was getting a paddling when you went to the principal's office. ...